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Nov 26, 2012 9:00am PST
? we've seen that religion ideally is a force that moves human beings towards unity, towards compassion, towards caring. unfortunately, think about our journey through the middle east, so often those wonderful religious ideals don't pan out in the social arena and not just there. so, we are sort of stuck here. we know that religion does strive to bring out the best in people, we've moved through our six dimensions and tried to see how it might analyze it. sometimes it doesn't work, but we do know particularly in the united states and we have been focusing on that more here, simply because it is such pluralistic society. we know that it behooves us all to develop skills, world view analysis skills that will allow us to appreciate religious diversity. so, in that small quest, in this final class i want to move through one last set of notes from sociology, from the social dimension and develop a set of neutral criteria for assessing whether a religion is deemed conventional; an established religion in our ecological niche or unconventional. why do that? well, in doing that we'll have a way
Nov 25, 2012 9:00am PST
religion whatsoever. >> the jus image is multiadaptble because we are a 3489 rigious nation. >> that's right, we're a multireligious nation but also a christian nation where 80% or so of the country are christians and they put jesus on the national agenda and then people of all different religions and without anyt all respond to that figure. >> why did thomas jefferson the bible by omitting a lot of it in his own text of the bible as you began your book with? >> well, presumably it's not because he didn' have anything else to do, i mean, he was a pretty busy guy in the white house but he ordered a couple books from england, a couple bibles and he sat there in the white house and he cut and pasted and took out the miracles and took out the resurrection. he believed jesus was a good gu he believed he was one of the most important philosophers ever but he didn't like christnity and he was able to separate out christianity from jesus, say no to christianity and say yes to yeast. >> how many of the colonists, what percentage were religiously affiliated or h had religious beliefs in some s
Nov 24, 2012 7:30pm EST
and violence including such bloody episodes as the crusades and the wars of religion. but including as well, the quiter violence of colonial rebelling use domination by europeans in many parts of the world and added antiseminism and -- the gnat disifm which implicated grerm any and many other nations. europe and the u.s. until very recently liked to think that the dark times were in the past. and that religious violence was somewhere else. in society's more allegedly primitive, less characterized by heritage of christian values. today we have many reasons to doubt that come complacent self-assessment. it calls for critical self-examination as we try to uncover the roots of ugly fears and suspicious that currently disfigure all western democrats. in april 2011, a law took affect in france according to which it is illegal to cover the face in any public space from parks to marketplaces to shops. although the law does not mention the words women, muslim, boar can, or even israelied, it was introduced by president as a ban on muslim vailing which according to him imprisons women and threatens f
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Nov 28, 2012 2:00pm PST
of expression and freedom of religion. it doesn't matter if you're christian, jewish or of no faith at all. in 2019 and right now christians who are under siege by government officials and antireligion groups who think christmas and christianity have no business in the public arena. exhibit no. 1. in kansas, the city of buehler has been forced to remove the cross from the city seal after an atheist group complained. exhibit no. two, north carolina, at college, students were told they couldn't sell christmas trees if they were called christmas trees. they wanted to call them holiday trees until the school finally caved. and finally, in rhode island, exhibit no. three. lincoln chaffee is not backing down. the liberal governor refuses to call a christmas tree a christmas tree. again, he wanted holiday tree and they didn't want a holiday lighting this year and kayed after enormous pressure. this is turn of play. for year the liberals said the right, the conservatives are against the freedom of expression. we're seeing quite the contrary at play. >> eric: we'll do it again. read the first amend
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Nov 25, 2012 4:00pm PST
? many of you returning to your religion. in moments, what's pushing the trend. also, all it takes is a dream, plus a whole lot of luck to win a record breaking powerball jackpot. what would you do with 425 million dollars. >> i'm harris falkner with a cease-fire with a terror group only days old and life seeming to return to normal in israel, news of a different kind about our strongest ally in the middle east. a report, israeli intelligence spotted a ship carrying missiles and rockets potentially to reharm the enemy, hamas. and where the weapons are coming from, reportedly iran. the sunday news saying they are carrying the rockets fired into israel during the the most recent conflict and rearming hamas could destabilize the fragile truce. as of how, however, the cease-fire seems to be holding about if any shipment heads to gaza the israeli government says it will destroy it. that's part of what we're learning. israel testing new ways to defend itself hours ago and we understand the test was successful. david lee miller from jerusalem. >> reporter: harris, new iranians weapons co
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Nov 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
's part of this the intellectually superior don't need the crutch of religion, those of us clinging to our guns and religion. we're somehow less evolved. it's about a societal religion as opposed to a church religion, because if the government gives you everything, the government becomes your religion, and he's our leader. >> sean: i don't get this. if you listen to leaders, they'll say romney's 47% comment played a big role in this election. >> right. >> sean: but obama can talk about bitter people in the midwest and in pennsylvania that cling to their guns and bibles with antipathy to those not like him, he gets a pass. >> right. >> sean: why isn't it equal? >> i'm not going to defend jamie foxx, because i think he went over the top -- what's that? >> sean: i said why does obama get away with it and romney doesn't? >> i don't think he gets away with it. they get their shots, they take their shots and shots are taken at them. the bigger issue with the republican party, maybe they have to be more moderate to appeal to more people. >> sean: but if the 47% -- >> i really believe that. i thin
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Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
's a difficult time when the state or the government is soring the religion. >> bill: more christmas chaos in rhode island. why does secular progressives continue to try to diminish this federal holiday? we'll trio answer that question tonight. ♪ . >> bill: what the heck is this? some south korean guy bopping around has now become the most popular video in history. dr. keith ablow will try to explain it. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. hi. i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. we'll have the talking points memo in our next segment. it's more christmas chaos as the holiday is again under attack this year. first the lead story, three republican senators, mccain from arizona, graham from south carolina, and ayotte from new hampshire, met with u.n. ambassador susan rice today. remember ambassador rice misled the world how christopher stevens was murdered in benghazi on 9-11. the senators wanted to hear her explanation because she might be nominated as secretary of state. the meeting did not go well because the issue of initially i
Nov 25, 2012 7:30pm PST
community, there are over 150 languages, religions, cultures, everything you can think of. we do not want to lose that identity of our own history regardless of where our forefathers have come from. i want everybody to be proud to of the language of their forbearers, the religion, the history, the culture, and the arts. again, i do not want us to lose our identity and the community in this great nation. again, thank you very much to the members of the boards for this wonderful gift bestowed upon me, and let's go ahead to continue to hit the ball park -- hit the ball at the ballpark. thank you very much. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, we will bring up our founder to say a few last words. we would like to ask all of the previous speakers to come up for a photograph. it is the hard work of these board members -- without their hard work, none of this would happen. thank you to everyone. >> we would also like for the judicial officers in the audience to come up as well. if you are a sponsor, please come on up. we will ask the founder to speak a few words. ladies and gentlemen, we will sta
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
by religions and cultures countless time. on this program we investigate our fascination with doomsday. why today has been pinned on the maya. adam housley explores and lauren green investigates the good and evil and second coming of christ is imminent. amy kellogg what they share with the neolithic builders of stonehenge. but first, we travel to southern mexico and jewel of the mayan period. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> most of maya books, there were thousands of them that contacted were burned by spanish fires mostly because they were sacrilegious. there are four or five fragments that exist. they covered history and mathematics. >> for the last several decades, intense focus has been put on the mysterious mayan culture that flourished between the second through ninth century. some say they were prophets of doom. >> this was salvaged by accident almost.... >> archaeologist explains the importance of this broken tablet. >> this was salvaged? >> there was work by the mexican government by archaeologists. when they left some of the locals started digging around and found this monument. >> so from a small
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Nov 20, 2012 11:00pm PST
in palibeseides park. that 58-year tradition ends this year because of the freedom from religion atheist group and silly lawyers. 58 years they have done this tradition. this year, judge upheld ruling and not allowing a naytivety scene in santa monica. >> andrea: the way they did it last year was had an auction but the atheists bullied the other religion, took over the auction and took portion of the shares so the nativity scene only had two little slots. now the judge says they can't have any. so this is the thing about atheists. they bully the other religions and they are just vehemently intolerant. this is the issue. they expect everyone else to be tolerant of them but they're not tolerant of anyone else. the worst kind of intolerance, because it's people's religion. >> bob: you said other religions. the assumption the atheists are religious? >> andrea: they think they are. they believe in nothing. >> bob: i think it's ridiculous and they ought to put the nativity scene up wherever they want in public places. people who do that, infringe upon people's right to celebrate the religion whateve
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Nov 25, 2012 1:00pm PST
people. and it's not just religion leaders they are supporting the cease-fire. violating the truce would be a sin. >> gregg: a church in nigeria obliterated in twin car bombings. first explosion happening right after a service at a church today. second minutes later and no word opposes casualties as yet. blast taking place home to a major military facility. nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack but it comes two days after a military task force announced a $1.8 million reward for information leading to the arrest of top members of a radical islamic sect. >> heather: shocking admission from a florida sheriff. case kaylee's anthony's death, her mother was acquitted. they say they overlooked a crucial clue. it was made from the 2-year-old's home the last day she was seen alive. it's not clear who performed the search. tv station it was done a browser used by casey anthony. >> gregg: let's go across the pond down towards triggering widespread flooding in england. roads and railways in the southbeen part of the company and 32 people have died in the storms. british prime minister pr
Nov 20, 2012 9:30pm PST
parents like that. very modern. very open-minded. unlike for some, there's no question of religion, of color of skin, or anything like that. people can be all beautiful. it depends on who they are, but it is not a question of color. for me, both of us were beautiful. and i loved color. color of the skin. tattoo on the skin, which is a kind of color. some blue colors that you add. and i wanted to show that. when i started, i remember that there were some beautiful girls. they're beautiful. but i felt like, ok, but there is also beauty. i have a girlfriend which was modeling for me that i met very early when i started that was from a french colony. she was beautiful and black and very inspiring, very nice. i say, yes, why not. for me, a difference was beautiful. they looked to me, and i wanted to show it. another kind of different was the fact that when i saw farida, i said, my god, she is incredible. i was very impressed by her beauty. very frightened even by her beauty. she was kind of a very arrogant imperial. and african and beauty with a special expression. not arrogant. but bea
Nov 22, 2012 6:00am EST
'll really have to think a lot about, is that religious religion, or is it really deep and historical sense of oneness? my own little theory is that it became until recently, people like strom thurmond, the fact that so many white men, historically in this country pulled themselves that they were not the product of race and so this invisibility of the product of race is not the product of the women who must've really wanted them. otherwise it is -- it is very clear that some parts operate at a distance. >> i would also, speaking to your question about whether this is about action or reaction, and of course, i think it is all part of this so that everything is constant in action and reaction -- one thing i want to point to, i think when we talk about these kind of race comments on the contraceptive comments are so outrageous over the past year, we think of it as a republican blood of stupidity. in fact, one of the interesting things is that it was prompted by unusual behavior on the part of the democrats. the democrats, while being the party of women, and about the time -- as soon as they st
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Nov 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
predicted by religions and cultures countless times. when natural disasters strike many feel the end must be close. on this program, we investigate our fascination with doomsday. why today has been pinned on the maya, a mystery adam housley explores at the battlefield of armageddon lauren greene investigates battle between good and evil and the belief that the second coming of christ is imminent. first the mysterious maya, we travel to the rain forest of southern mexico and the jewel of the maya classic period. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> most of the maya books, there were thousands at the time of contact between the spanish and maya were burned by spanish mostly because they were sacrilegious. there are five fragments that i know of that exist to this day. they cover medicine, history, genealogy, an strom me, math. >> for the last several decades intense focus has been put on the culture that flourished between a second through 9th century some say they were profits of doom. archeologist explain the importance of this broken tablet. known as monument 6. >> this is one of the few t
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Nov 25, 2012 7:00pm PST
. we are certain the world is not going to end that day. doomsday has been predicted by religions and cultures countless times. when natural disasters strike many feel it's a sign the end must be close. on this program we investigate our fascination with doomsday. why today has been pinned on the maya. that's a mystery adam housley reports. lauren green investigates the book of revelation the battle between good and evil and the belief that the second coming of christ is eminent. amy kellogg discovers what the maya share with the village of stonehedge. first the mysterious maya. we travel to the rain forest of southern mexico and the jewel of the maya classic period. >> most of the myians there were thousands of them as they contact between the spanish and the myian were burned by spanish fires mostly because they are sack religious. >> there are four really five that i know of that exist still to this day. they cover subjects like medicine, history, genealogy, astronomy, mathematics. >> for the last several decades the focus has been put on the mysterious myian culture that flour
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Nov 26, 2012 9:00pm EST
they are saying is that it isn't just an issue about the mandate. it is out a right of religion and that may be right. will they win? it is a fairly liberal cou area. i would be kind of surprised to see them win on these grounds. >> yes. this could set the stage for another go around. >> if they win in a small area and they argue religious rites, vermont we have the hospitals doing that as well, the floodgates open. we are right back to the supreme -ourt. i don't see it happening. but i can see this very narrow way, take a second shot at it. >> a right to free exercise of religion. >> okay. will this will be interesting to follow. cheryl: okay, we are going to fire you if you don't get a flu shot, that is what they're saying. they did, they fired a number of employees for not getting flu shots. can you do that? >> legally, yes you can. if you are an employee out well, you're not part of the union,3 they can fire you for not following thr rules. there are certain exceptions if you have a religious aversion or if you have a disabili or something where you can prove with a doctor's note that yo
Nov 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
it clear while we don't have jurisdiction over religion in the same way we don't over sexual orientation, what we're seeing in all of these -- and all of these are case by case, you can't just broad sweep the laws -- when students are bullied and harassed in this world because of religion, in most instances a lot of that is not about race or religion, it's because. perception that students that share certain religious traits also share certain ethnicities and that is discrimination and that falls under title 6. it is not just about enforcing the laws that make it clear how the laws apply. it is, though, as we said, you can't get at this through enforcement alone. this is a culture that tolerates this and in too many ways promotes it. as tom mentioned we have an unprecedented partnership not just between our agencies but agencies across the federal government that the president has convened to bring our best resources and minds to bear to do something about it. there is now a web site, where a tool kit is being developed and these kinds of best practices are being promo
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Nov 22, 2012 9:00am PST
: absolutely. volunteer groups and businesses and religion institutions -- religious institutions across the region are really coming together. the american red cross has served 6.6 million meals and snacks since superstorm sandy hit. they plan on serving 35,000 today, and in the city of new york more than 26,500 meals will be served at more than 30 food distribution sites. and in new york, the governor, andrew cuomo, stepped up in breezy point yesterday handing out meals for first responders. we've talked to a lot of parents who say they're really trying to teach their kids the true meaning of the holiday season. even if you don't have a lot, you can help wherever you can. heather: and that is a lesson for all of us. a lot of these volunteers were victims of sandy from the very beginning, so a lesson to be told. thank you, anna. rick: we're all very thankful for our friends, our family, our health, but we'd all probably be a little extra grateful if we had an extra $325 million in our pockets, the jackpot increasing by $75 million after no one matched the winning numbers in yesterday's
Nov 27, 2012 7:00am PST
languages. we'll be with us in studio 57 sharing his thoughts on everything from religion to weight loss. that's him, on "cbs this morning." >>> this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by lifestyle lift. find out how you light up your life. [ female announcer ] you can make macaroni & cheese without freshly-made pasta. you could also cut corners by making it without 100% real cheddar cheese. but wouldn't be stouffer's mac & cheese. just one of over 70 satisfying recipes for one from stouffer's. >>> he just won the cy young award. r.a. dickey of the mets is here. rick warren is here. what would be the cy young award in preaching? do you tweet as well? >> yeah, i love tweeting. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> good morning, it's 8:25. treasure island off-ramps are open after an all-night police standoff. a man who led police on a chase from san francisco to the island late last night at about 4 a.m. officers heard a shot and then found the man dead. he is believed to be a suspect in a carjacking in benicia last week. >>> police in
Nov 25, 2012 4:30pm EST
religion and predominantly influenced by protestantism. by the 20th century cat and jewish played an important role, the culture of 1900 was fundamentally protestant and even the progressives emerge from the liberal protestant churches. this reinforced the second exceptional pillar, common law, which causes that god has given her the law given from god to the people and bubbles upward to the rulers. this gives us the government of the people, by the people and for the people that lincoln referred to. common law stands in stark opposition to almost every other nation on earth that is develop some form of civil law in which it trickles down from the top. both germany and england had, not for a while but by the 20 century have more or less abandoned it common to many more such an inkling. by the end of world war ii, when you're unloaded however i'd willingly if colony, those colonies for themselves designed on principles of civil law. thus the first to pillars taken together mean that a christian protestant religion influenced and shaped everything about america's foundation of laws
Nov 25, 2012 7:45pm EST
religions. it is both good and bad but they always keep you going forward by giving you fall so. they say we will get this turned around in nine months. with the dna testing they said it would take six months that they say how much longer they say about six more months they kept telling me that eight years that is how long it was struck out then that is when they come with the religion to give you hope the value will go home to be with jesus like day delay a carrot in front of the jackass to keep them from taking out and it is horrible. >> thank you for being here it is an honor and privilege for you to shares self so thank you. i was disturbed to hear you're not offered adequate health care so what was offered what was good or bad or what would have meant something to you? >> they only offer what will keep you from dying. if the appendix explodes they would take you out within three back in the sell but it is binder they will not do anything. people what cravath huge tumors they will not remove because they say it is not life-threatening. the worst thing for me was my teeth. i had a lot of
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Nov 23, 2012 8:00pm PST
down a joust? i debated religion with him and then continue the discussion with dr. deepak chopra. >> now, you wrote this book and this book, you know, is marketed somewhat toward children adolescents, correct? >> and you want them. you want them to not only believe in science, which i think is a good thing. but reject god and religion. >> no. this is a book about science. it doesn't talk about god. >> it mocks god i looked at it it? >> no it doesn't. which you have looked at. >> bill: i went through that book and you basically are saying that everything can be explained by science. correct? >> well, everything about the natural world can be explained by science. where does it mock god? >> it basically says these things are myths, not true. >> every chapter has myths at the beginning of the chapter. >> bill: hah-ha. >> egyps. >> bill: playing semantic games with me. you are trying to get to the kid and say you are an idiot if you believe with god. >> nothing with god. myths from all over the world. judeo myth is thrown in occasionally as one of many myths from around the world. >>
Nov 25, 2012 6:30pm PST
of religion in this culture is pretty much all sweetness and light. we like christmas. we don't like good friday. and other religions have terrible demons. i mean, you think about the aztecs or some of the native american cultures that the religions had ritual torture. there were dark -- there's darkness to religion that our particular culture doesn't want to encompass the whole breadth of the spiritual experience. that's the first thing that is worth remembering. the second -- in other words, it's like the mystic may see heaven and maybe the soldier sees hell. but it's the same kind of experience. and i'll explain why i think it's the same kind of experience. i don't know if it is the same experience. but if you look at all the mystics, they have four things that they strive to do. one is they are always aware of their mortality. don juan says death is always over your shoulder. soldiers for sure. second, they're always in the present moment. in combat, there is no thought about the future or the past. you are completely focused, completely focused on the terrible present moment. the thi
Nov 21, 2012 7:30pm PST
religion, but particularly islam, there's not always a clear understanding to what the first amendment guarantees, which is the right to teach about a religion but not proselytize about it. i think there's fear of associating with anyone associated with islam. there are events outside our control that creates more interest and unfortunately also makes people more afraid. one of the programs we are about to launch is putting all our content online so a teacher in north dakota where there are no muslim, potentially, no expert can come to her classroom, they can go to our web site and download the content and teach the things we are teaching. >> i think partnerships are the best way to overcome the limitations because we all have limitations. and sometimes it's just visibility. we actually have on our web site 50 short films and one of them is a muslim student from a school in fremont going to a school in arinda talking about what it's like going to school as a muslim in the united states and they are asking questions and you see we are all kids in school and we have more similaritie
Nov 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
democrats liberals are secularists, trying to drive religion out of the american life. we don't know what religion obama is, christian muslim. as you pointed out with your examples, there's no they're there, but they feel they to have fill the hours with something p.m. they've got their christmas ornaments packed away, they have to make good with what they have. >> of course, they can't blame everything on barack obama, so they have to go in another direction when it comes to christmas. >> you know. >> yeah, go ahead. >> i was just going to say there is an interesting debate about the role christmas has in our culture now and the corps rottization of it and the fact that big business that sort of turned it into a consumer extravaganza. on thanksgiving, lots of retail workers were forced to work on a family holiday. there's a logical place you can take this discussion, but fox news can't attack big business. it can't attack corporate culture, so it's got to be somehow democrats are ruining the holiday. >> i was going to say it's sort of war on exploitation that other people should be havin
Nov 22, 2012 5:30pm EST
you would not mingle religion with presidential duties worrying young would be a prince of the world and a prophet for the next. babbitt and young then argued over a few things. federal appropriations for the territory, babbitt had brought 20 -- $20,000 to utah for expenditures. unclear whether he intended to hand them to young or not. they bickered about the process of holding elections in the territory. they argued about it recently conducted census. babbitt, rather up wisely, took issue with young's conduct of such matters, and by the end of the meeting, young unloaded his fury on babbitt. this is what he said. if you interfere with any of my dictations in the election, it will be the last time. now, i don't want to hear you say this is not right and that is not right. you are nothing but a stinking politician. i know more about sound questions and doctrine and laws than you. i am not willing to suffer this people to be interrupted. you are rotten now with gentilism. the lord only knows what. i despise it as i despise the gates of hell. you ought to say mormonism is my controller.
Nov 23, 2012 11:30am EST
by reporting to president fillmore hopes that you would not mingle your religion with your public duties. the president worries that young would be as a prince of this world and it prophet for the next. babbitt and young then argued over a few things. federal appropriations for the territory babbitt had brought 20,000 or so dollars to utah for territorial expenditures. it was a little unclear whether he intended to hand them over to young or not. they bickered about the process of holding elections in a territory. they argued about it recently -- babette rather unwisely took issue with young's conduct of such matters and by the end of the meeting, brigham young unloaded his fury on babbitt. this is what he said. if you interfere with any of my dissertation in the election, it will be the last time. now i don't want to hear you say this is not right and that is not right. you are nothing but a stinking politician. i know more about sound questions in doctrine and law then you. i am not willing to suffer to be interrupted. you are rotten now was gentileism and the lord only knows what. as
Nov 24, 2012 1:15pm EST
to refrain from offending each other. how does patriotism, religion, free enterprise, freedom of conscience, free exercise of legal rights which anyone takes the soapbox and alleges might defend. out in charcos the culture. now we are stymied because we don't know how to replace those practices. a new culture is improvised. to speak to no one at the airport, ride for 12 hours across the ocean and don't introduce yourself. don't talk to anybody on the elevator. keep your mouth shut because any of thing might offend. alter your speech in response to any suggestion and demand of fealty to the one uniting power, the new culture his champion is the left. alone, confused, and lost. the obama campaign 2008 changed may this be understood as a directive, the all of which is change or suffered. stand up where sit down? cement opened the door for a woman? permitted for whites to criticize a failed politician? should folks of the same sex be allowed to marry? as he or she replaced the as the correct pronoun? operationally the same question as they create fear as the questioner has no idea where to look
Nov 25, 2012 4:00am PST
's religion. that's not it. just the earth is not six or 10,000 years old. that's not. and furthermore, we rely on this -- on these discoveries for our everyday life, especially here in the developed world. >> bill nye's opinion there. >>> one trucker is lucky to be alive. take a look. that truck is dangling over a highway overpass. we will tell you what happened. wow. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios (announcer) when subaru owners look in the mirror, ...but you still have to go to the gym. they see more than themselves. so we celebrate our year-end with the "share the love" event. get a great deal on a new subaru and 250 dollars goes to your choice of five charities. by the end of this, our fifth year, our total can reach almost 25 million dollars. it's a nice reflection on us all. now through january 2nd. that's right. so it's like i won. sure. oh my gosh i won!!! i won!!! [ male announcer ] get a $100 walmart gift card when you buy any android or windows 8 smartphone. through december 1st. from america's gift headquarters. walmart. thro
Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> translator: we welcome all travelers. any nationality, religion, or cultural background. providing various halal services for muslim travellers is a must for us. >> reporter: phuket hopes demand from the muslim world will take its tourism industry to a new height. the lesson is that taking account of other people's values isn't just a matter of respect, it's also good for business. nhk world, phuket. >>> that's going to wrap up our bulletin from bangkok. >>> the world's tallest broadcast tower celebrates its sixth anniversary. one of the biggest tourist attractions has drawn almost 1/3 more visitors than expected. some shops around the sky tree aren't reaping the rewards and are actually seeing falling sales. thursday marked the anniversary of the may opening of the 634 meter-high structure. the sky tree's operator said nearly 3.3 million people had visited the tower's observation decks at 350 and 450 meters high as of wednesday. 30% more than anticipated. the company also said the tower and the attached commercial complex a tracted a total of nearly 28 million visitors. 50% more than fore
Nov 24, 2012 8:30am PST
tolerance for organized religion in church property and land was expropriated wholesale. today, the czech republic was one of the last former soviet satellites where the church has still not received compensation. >> the father believes in god's grace period during his daily prayers, he also praised for the church in the czech republic. as a good christian, he knows one should never abandon hope for a miracle, but as a priest in the czech republic, he has. >> i believe in miracles. our father in heaven can do anything. when i look at the situation in the czech republic and the government, i don't see much of a chance. there is no miracle in sight. >> and merkel is needed soon in order to save the monastery -- a miracle is needed soon in order to save the monastery. the communists expropriated the churches holdings, nationalizing thousands of hectares of forest and land. the church could find itself to releasing that land and pay for much-needed reconstruction work. >> this is a great injustice. how would you feel if someone took something from you and then insulted you when you ask for it
Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
with self imgreat fors. 400 demonstrators protested in tibet. >> you cannot talk about religion, and you cannot, you know, say anything against the government. >> reporter: the tibetan government in exile says the situation is desperate in chinese provinces. it's said 72 tibetans in china have set fire to themselves this year. 60 of them died. the chinese government claims that the lalama encourages their actions. china and the deli lama have held negotiations since 2002. the dalchina's position hasle n changed since january of 2010. china's leadership transition began this month. tibetan leaders hope that wednesday's demonstration will add pressure to those taking power in beijing to return to the negotiationing table. . >>> police in bangladesh have arrested three managers from a garment factory where a deadly fire erupted last weekend. they'll be investigated on suspicion of negligence. textile workers are demandsing those responsible are punished and safety standards tightened. the first garment factory blaze erupted on saturday. at least 112 people died and 150 were injured. survivo
Nov 22, 2012 7:00pm PST
, religion, or cultural background. providing various haral services for muslim travelers is a must for us. >> reporter: phuket hopes demand from the muslim world will take its tourism industry to a new height. the lesson is that taking account of other peoples values isn't just a matter of respect. it's also good for business. nhk world, phuket. that's going to wrap up our bulletin. i'm in bangkok. >>> the world's tallest broadcast tower, tokyo's sky tree, marks its six-month anniversary this week. one of the capital's biggest tourist attraction has drawn almost a third more visitors than expected. but some shops around the sky tree aren't reaping the rewards and are actually seeing falling sales. thursday marked the anniversary of the main opening of the 634-meter high structure in tokyo's ward. the sky tree's operator says nearly 3.3 million people had visited the tower's observation decks at 350 and 450 meters as of wednesday. that's 30% more than anticipated. the company also said the tower and the attached commercial complex attracted a total of nearly 28 million visitors. 50% more t
Nov 28, 2012 2:00pm PST
in abstraction, kept aloof from the real apocalypse of 1914. in kandinski's words-- "when religion, science, and morality are shaken, "when the external supports threaten to collapse, "then man's gaze turns away from the outside world toward himself." when the great war ended in november 1918, there can have been few people who did not hope that the terrible losses and suffering which it had brought might be somehow redeemed in a happier postwar world with more just societies, and where nations might live, perhaps, even in harmony with each other. but in fact, the history of the 20 years in between the two world wars-- the subject of this program-- is one of increasing division and disillusionment in western culture. the advances made toward more egalitarian social order were countered by economic collapse in europe, by civil wars, and by the growing specter of fascism. the utopian hopes born of the tragedies of the first war dissolved eventually in totalitarian nightmare. in the story of the art of the west, the legacy of the great war is also a troubled one. this is a picture of hell, a v
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